Zucchini carpaccio

This zucchini carpaccio is healthy, easy to prepare, great for summer, and a crowd-pleaser. If you have never tried raw zucchini, this is the perfect recipe for you to try it out. This vegan carpaccio is also an ideal keto zucchini recipe.

Zucchini carpaccio topped with extra virgin olive oil

What is carpaccio ZUCCHINI?

Zucchini carpaccio is a dish of thinly sliced raw zucchinis dressed with extra virgin olive oil, lemon or lime juice, and salt, and topped with fresh basil and sprinkle chopped walnuts.

How to prepare the zucchini for the carpaccio?

The best way to slice the zucchini for the carpaccio is with a mandoline. You could also use a very sharp knife or a vegetable peeler. If you use a vegetable peeler, the slices will be lengthwise.

The main idea is to slice them thinly and plate the slices of zucchini in a single layer. This way, the raw zucchini can “absorb” the olive oil and lemon juice flavors.

Use medium zucchini as they are easier to manage.

thinly sliced zucchini on a white platter

What is the flavor of raw zucchini?

First of all, yes, you can eat raw zucchini, yellow and green zucchinis. They have a mild flavor, so it is best not to use strong flavor dressings as you could overpower them; use mild sauces to just enhance them.

Here are some tips and tricks to prepare this zucchini carpaccio:

  • Don’t follow this recipe EXACTLY. Use this recipe as a guide; you don’t have to follow the exact measurements or do other fancy preparation methods.
  • On the slicing part. Just slice the zucchini very, very thin. You could use a mandolin (affiliate link) or a food processor (affiliate link) to achieve a more consistent size and thickness of the vegetable.
  • This zucchini carpaccio goes well with:
✨✨  Switch it up 

•by adding jalapeño slices or other fresh herbs like fresh mint

•by using pistachios, almonds or pine nuts instead of walnuts

•by grating some vegan parmesan cheese on top or zesting a lemon

•by adding vegan parmesan shavings or vegan feta cheese

Other zucchini vegan recipes that you may like:

  • Vegan zucchini bread
  • Vegan zucchini noodle recipe

So here is the recipe for this zucchini carpaccio, and I hope you like it as much as we do. If you prepare it, please share it on Instagram, or FB, or save it for later on Pinterest. I love seeing all your creations!

It would also be fantastic and super helpful if you leave a comment and/or a rating of this recipe in the comment section. Please feel free to write suggestions, ideas, or how it went when you made the recipe.

zucchini carpaccio

Zucchini carpaccio

Alejandra Graf
This zucchini carpaccio is very easy to prepare.  Enjoy as a super healthy and easy side dish or serve it as an appetizer.
5 de 2 votos
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Plant-based cusine
Servings 6 people
Calories 33 kcal


  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 Lemon, the juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons Olive oil
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, pecans or pinenuts
  • 10 leaves basil, julienned


  • Slice zucchini with a mandolin or food processor. If you don’t have any of these things use the sharpest knife you have and slice it the thinnest you can.
  • 2 Set the slices on a platter in a single layer. Drizzle with lemon juice, olive oil. Finish with salt, pepper, basil and  nuts.
  • 3 I usually use one part lemon juice for 2 or 3 of olive oil.


Calories: 33kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSodium: 16mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5g
Keyword plantbased carpaccio, vegan carpaccio


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3 years ago

5 stars
I absolutely love how simple this is. So great for the summer months when zucchini are everywhere!

Vanessa Mota
3 years ago

5 stars
Zucchini is delicious! thank you for sharing this recipe so we have yet another way to enjoy it. Love it.





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